Saturday, December 29, 2012

Using up my stash

With the Christmas rush over, it is time to use up my left-overs. So I have decided to declare January my Use-up-your-stash month. (Which did not stop me from sneaking in a quick yarn order at before the end of December. ... That's not cheating .... it is??)

I have started by making a mitered square blanket. Rather than knitting individual squares, I am picking up the stitches for the new square from the previous one.
Here is what it looks like so far.

I will keep posting as I work my way through my stash ...

Hubby's slipper socks

Here are the slipper socks I knitted for my husband this Christmas. I am quite proud, because not only did I design the pattern myself, but I also attached leather soles. I've never tried that before.
Hopefully it will make them last better.

He has already ventured down the garden path a couple of times, hence they are not pristine any more!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Fingerless gloves with flaps

I made these fingerless gloves at the request of my friend Marie. I have made fingerless gloves before, but had never attempted the flaps.
It worked really well and I am pleased with the result.
It is made from Rowan Tweed, pure wool, in DK weighting.

Now my daughter wants a pair too ...